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  • Writer's pictureLulu Perez

Ground Turkey Bacon Skillet

Trust me when I say it...This ground turkey recipe is not dry, nor is it tasteless. Sometimes healthy eating can be boring and I'm here to help you with that.

This recipe has a couple pieces of bacon. This adds a little fat and hits you with flavor that you need, a long with the seasoning and veggies added in. The bacon provides the fat that ground turkey doesn't have. You can leave it out if you want, but it just amplifies this recipe!

My husband loves this recipe and I have been packing it in his lunches almost every week.

This is our GO TO meal prep recipe. It can be the star of the any lunch or dinner idea. For example, adding it to your quesadillas or as tacos, lettuce cups, mixed in an egg scramble, etc. The list goes on.

A perfect recipe to make ahead for the week :)

Ground Turkey Bacon Skillet


  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey

  • 4 bacon slabs, diced or sliced thinly

  • Half white onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, diced

  • 2 jalapeños, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp garlic seasoning salt

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder

  • ½ tsp ancho chili powder

  • ½ tsp kosher salt

  • ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the garlic seasoning salt, paprika, chili powders, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Preheat a large skillet to medium low and start rendering the bacon. Once it turns golden brown and crispy, remove and place the bacon onto a plate.

  3. Leaving the bacon grease in the skillet, add the ground turkey and saute for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle over the seasoning mixture and continue cooking the ground turkey for about 3 more minutes.

  4. Create a well in the center of the skillet and add the tomato paste. Start mixing it into the meat for about a minute. Next, add the vegetables. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Then, cover the skillet with a lid and let it simmer for about 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the bacon back into the skillet. Taste and add a pinch of salt if needed.

  5. Serve with rice of your choice, potatoes, beans, vegetables, etc.

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